Hello friends and family
On Monday I walked 8 Km. This was mostly beach searching after a penguin was reported at Katiki Beach. I eventually found it in the car park at the north end – it is a long beach to search!
Chris and Hiltrun came up on Wednesday evening and we spent Thursday and Friday catching up with monitoring requirements and rescuing some penguins and releasing others that were ready to go. Friday was very busy with 3 releases and 4 new patients. Robyn took me on the farm bike down to Keeper’s Bay to collect an exhausted, un-marked, pre-moult, underweight juvenile which was very exciting!
This made for a lot of cleaning on Saturday. Every time we move a penguin it travels in a sack. Every time the sack gets cleaned with the water-blaster. I can remove feathers, fleas, crap, blood and dirt very efficiently with the water blaster.
Today it is drizzly so I will need to take extra care on my beach searches – I will be on the lookout for mushrooms too!
Have a great week!